"Here you are, Agnes. See, you're not forgotten, are you? And your son's sent an owl saying he's visiting tonight, so that's nice, isn't it?"
Healer Miriam Strout to Agnes[src]

Agnes was a witch and patient in the Janus Thickey Ward at St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, admitted sometime before Christmas of 1995.[1]


She had fur all over her head and barked instead of speaking. Her Healer Miriam Strout informed that her son would visit her Christmas night. It is possible that she remained at St Mungo's for the rest of her life. Her exact ailment was unknown, but it was noted to be a similar effect to consuming Polyjuice Potion prepared with animal DNA.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • Given the description on Pottermore presents what happens if an Animagus transformation fails, it seems likely that this is what happened to Agnes, with her attempted Animagus form most likely being a dog.


Agnes is a female given name, which derives from the Greek word hagnē, meaning "pure", "holy" or "lamb".


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward)

St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries
Founder Mungo Bonham
St Mungo's Admissions Department · Poisoning Department · Janus Thickey Ward · 'Dangerous' Dai Llewellyn Ward: Serious Bites · Purge and Dowse, Ltd
Positions Healer · Mediwizard · Trainee Healer · Welcome Witch · Entrance dummy
Healers Omar Abasi · Dilys Derwent · Lancelot · Rutherford Poke · Augustus Pye · Hippocrates Smethwyck · Helbert Spleen · Miriam Strout · Talbott Winger's mother
Katie Bell · Herbert Chorley · John Dawlish · Gordon Horton · Minerva McGonagall · Montgomery · Laura Thorn · Nymphadora Tonks · Arthur Weasley · Grubby-looking St Mungo's patient · Bitten St Mungo's patient · Winged St Mungo's patient · Unidentified St Mungo's patient · Unidentified werewolf
Long-term residents Agnes · Alice Longbottom · Frank Longbottom · Gilderoy Lockhart · Broderick Bode (deceased)
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